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Trawick Prize @ Gallery B
Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm
Trawick Prize @ Gallery B

Selected finalists will have their work on display September 4-28, 2019 in downtown Bethesda at Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E.

The public opening reception will be held Friday, September 13 from 6-8pm.

Trawick Prize Gallery Hours:
Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 6pm

Emerging Light: Paintings by Denise Dittmar & Students September 6 to October 6, 2019 // Park View Galley @ Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park
Sep 6 – Oct 6 all-day
Emerging Light: Paintings by Denise Dittmar & Students September 6 to October 6, 2019 // Park View Galley @ Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park

Emerging Light features paintings by long-time Glen Echo Park instructor Denise Dittmar and her students from Emerging Young Artists at the Yellow Barn, Young Creative Spirit, & other classes. The paintings in this show are strongly influenced by artists who work with light, including the classic Impressionists, as well as Walt Bartman and John Murray at The Yellow Barn. The detailed brush strokes and vibrant colors emphasize movement in each painting. Audiences will appreciate the reverence for the Impressionist genre by Dittmar and her students. Art Walk and Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 6 to 8pm

Visual Poetry: A Collaborative Exhibit of Image and Word September 6 to October 6, 2019 // Popcorn Galley @ Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo Park
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm
Visual Poetry: A Collaborative Exhibit of Image and Word September 6 to October 6, 2019 // Popcorn Galley @ Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo Park

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents Visual Poetry featuring the work of Photoworks artists who were challenged to ponder the poetry in their images and to assign words to the photographs they chose for this exhibition. Fourteen photographers, Photoworks faculty and students, have agreed to challenge their vision by exploring two creative art forms – images captured through a lens and words that can describe, challenge and illuminate. Photoworks is the resident digital and darkroom photography studio at Glen Echo Park. Observe a mix of images and words that immerse the audience in the photographers’ challenge. Guests can think, ponder, and write in the quiet space set aside for reflection. Art Walk and Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 6 to 8pm

Line of Sight: Paintings by Rebecca Coffin Anderson Ceramics by Jennifer Quie Coffin @ Waverly Street Gallery
Sep 8 – Oct 5 all-day
Line of Sight:  Paintings by Rebecca Coffin Anderson Ceramics by Jennifer Quie Coffin @ Waverly Street Gallery

Line of Sight refers to the direction in which a person must look in order to see a particular object. This conjunction of ceramic and watercolor works explores the interplay between nearness and distance, drawing out the impact of direction, and perspective on perception. Jennifer Coffin’s ceramic elements present the detail, texture, and immediacy of form experienced in entering a landscape. Rebecca Anderson’s paintings layer the effects of distance and proximity with the sense of atmosphere and space in abstracted landscapes seen from above, close to the water’s edge, through a copse of trees, or from afar.

In this joint exhibition, proximity, vantage point, and aperture transform the viewer’s experience of materials, objects, and landscapes. Coffin’s clay bodies and Anderson’s paintings are formed from foraged and found organic matter and are reconstituted as abstracted landscapes. Dimension and topography emerge from fossilized shells, mineral clay and grapevine charcoal.

Freeze Frame: Ethan Rochmis September 6 to October 6, 2019 // Stone Tower Gallery @ Stone Gallery at Glen Echo Park
Sep 10 @ 11:00 am – Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm
Freeze Frame: Ethan Rochmis September 6 to October 6, 2019 // Stone Tower Gallery @ Stone Gallery at Glen Echo Park

Freeze Frame is an exploration into the interplay between materials and their environment by mixed media artist Ethan Rochmis. The science-inspired work is composed using variations of natural environments paired with water, ink, and paper that lead to an infinite number of expressible realities. The artwork is what Rochmis calls “Ice Inks,” an original style that he has practiced for 3 years. In each environmental setting the frost translates its own character and affects the expression of the material. We are excited to debut Rochmis’ first exhibition in this unique style. Experience the phenomenon when ink meets ice. As a bonus, Rochmis will also display his burl bowl collection. Art Walk and Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 6 to 8pm

Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 11am – 6pm

Stone Tower Gallery at Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD 20812

Admission to the gallery is free.


Experience Culture Fest @ WESTFIELD MONTGOMERY
Sep 20 – Oct 13 all-day
Experience Culture Fest @ WESTFIELD MONTGOMERY

Join us for a cultural celebration. Culture Fest is a family-friendly art exhibit for all to experience and inspire multicultural appreciation and understanding.

Westfield Montgomery will be transformed into a cultural destination offering guests and visitors an arts experience that celebrates the rich diversity of our past. Stamp your passport of selfies as you explore Europe’s fiestas and flavors, and travel through the fun and engaging vignettes that capture the scenes of a grand European tour.

Located: Nordstrom Wing

Countries represented 2019 Culture Fest:


Elizabeth Casqueiro: Ballyhoo @ BlackRock Center for the Arts
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – Nov 2 @ 5:00 pm
Elizabeth Casqueiro: Ballyhoo @ BlackRock Center for the Arts

Focused on the games, comics, and advertisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question “do we ever really grow up?”

Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advertised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.

About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, DC resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of America, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Instituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal. Learn more about the artist:

Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft @ BlackRock Center for the Arts
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – Nov 2 @ 5:00 pm
Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft @ BlackRock Center for the Arts

In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our unintentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental, and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor.
In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced Figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:

Artrepreneur @ Launch Workplaces
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Artrepreneur @ Launch Workplaces

Operation A.R.T.S presents Artrepreneur, a multi-genre event, featuring a gallery tour of local artists, an interactive professional development workshop, and networking. The event will showcase the artwork of featured artists: Fran Abrams, Joe Moore, Mariama McCarthy, and Casey Dougherty. Join us in an experience where creativity, creatives, and business connect. We will begin the evening with a story-telling gallery tour where the artists will tell the stories behind their work and their inspirations. After the tour, there will be an interactive professional development session with career artist Fran Abrams. She will be explaining her own unique art technique, followed by a presentation leading our creatives through the dos and don’ts of exhibiting your artwork at various stages in your career. We will then conclude the evening with focused professional networking lead by Natascha Johri Weedon and C4 Explosive Networking Experience. Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Sample wines with Maximilian Bachmann the face behind Sonor Wines who uses a special technique that involves the vibrations from music to create a unique flavor of sound & wine! Come get to know local businesses as well as other professionals and grow your network! This will also be our official kick-off event for Global Entrepreneurship Week a free 7-day interactive celebration that showcases exciting local innovation and strengthens connections in the community.
This FREE event will be on Thursday, September 26th from 5-8 pm at Launch Workplaces, 9841 Washingtonian Blvd #200, Gaithersburg, MD 20878.

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Operation A.R.T.S
“Alliance for Responsible Trade & Sustainability”
Operation ARTS is an organization that encourages better business practices & economic growth for all. We lay the foundation for profitable collaborative relationships between artists, businesses & the community by streamlining opportunities. We provide professional development services, curated local artwork in workplaces, financial & business literacy training for artists, and coordinate creative impact events that cultivate strong business skills and relationships.

Launch Workplaces:
Finding the right office space is one of the most daunting challenges of a growing business. At Launch Workplaces, you will find an array of services and amenities to help your business realize its growth aspirations, including flexible terms for our dedicated offices, virtual offices, and coworking spaces. From connecting like-minded companies to providing office hours with subject matter experts, to hosting social and networking events, Launch Workplaces prides itself on building and supporting the entrepreneur community that Gets Work Done!

Launch Workplaces: Get Work Done!

Connect, Collaborate, Contribute, Celebrate! This is a wonderful group of women and men. We are all industries, entrepreneurs, small business owners, stay home moms & dads, change agents, and forward thinkers who share and support one another and/or just meet to get to know other great people.

Sonor Wines
The Sonor Wines method is an innovative technique that offers a sustainable long-term change in the winemaking process. The use of carefully chosen vibrations (sonification) created by musical notes produces a higher quality of wine and also gives the customer the unique ability to connect with musicians and the music itself.

Global Entrepreneurship Network – DMV
Global Entrepreneurship Week is a free 7-day interactive celebration that showcases exciting local innovation and strengthens connections. Designed for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, #GEW2019 educates aspiring & established founders alike on best practices, addresses common struggles and showcases regional access to the dynamic network of resources and investment within the DC-Maryland-Virginia ecosystem.

Global Entrepreneurship Network – DMV is November 18-24, 2019


Artists Helping Artists
Artists Helping Artists is a grassroots organization connecting with Artists of all genres where they live and create. We help introduce individuals to the art community who otherwise may have never considered the art world an option. Changing lives one opportunity at a time.

Beginning Drawing @ Yellow Barn Studios
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 1 @ 4:30 pm
Beginning Drawing @ Yellow Barn Studios

Refine your drawing skills. Subjects include still life, landscape, portraits and the figure. Instructor will guide you in close observation. Model fee additional. Supply list emailed. If under 18, you and your parent/guardian must obtain instructor permission prior to enrollment. More info: Minimum age: 16.

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